published Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Arts Calendar - May 22-28


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER — 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, “Cactus Flower,” through May 31 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays).

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534,

“Sleeping Beauty,” Youth Theatre production on Circle Stage, through May 25 (7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). $10.

“To Kill a Mockingbird, MainStage, through June 1 (7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays). $12.50-$25. Schedule includes real-time captioning, today, May 22; Q&A with actors and director after Friday, May 23, show.

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, Ever After Productions presents “On Golden Pond,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 23-24.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

“The Diary of Anne Frank,” through today, May 22. $13-$25.

“Annie Get Your Gun,” through July 11. $13-$26.

“American Icon 2014,” by students and teachers from CCP Performance Education Department, today-Saturday, May 22-24.

“Smoke on the Mountain,” May 30-Aug. 8.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE — Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, “Keely and Du,” about the ethical and judicial obligations of a woman’s right to have a baby, May 29-31.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. 423-267-0968, TheaterQuest playwrights and actors present original works inspired by museum’s current temporary exhibit, “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond,” 6-7 p.m. today, May 22. Co-presented by Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Free to high school students and families.


EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA — Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics, including “The Book Thief” (PG-13), 2:30-4:45 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, Jewish Film Series concludes with “Pour le Femme (For a Woman),” French with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. $7 (includes popcorn, soft drink).


ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, “Artists Behind the Exhibits,” by Jerry Hagaman, Chris Ingram, Jan Burleson, Jen Nunley and Lauren Brown Shepherd, members of Visual Arts Committee of Athens Area Council for the Arts, through June 13.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282,

“The Seasoned Eye: A Celebration of Artists Working 20+ Years,” through May 30.

“Fresh,” works by emerging visual artists, June 6-July 25. Submission deadline: Friday, May 23.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658.

“The Fine Art of Jazz,” 50 black-and-white photographic portraits of Kansas City jazz musicians by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dan White, through Saturday, May 24.

Community yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31.

“Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions,” through June 14.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY — 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday (closed first Wednesdays), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 423-745-7782. Community Artists League call for art for June open show, receiving entries 4-6 p.m. May 30. Open to artists living within 100 miles of Athens. $25 entry fee for up to two pieces; cash prizes awarded. Contact: Susan Ector Ward, 423-333-5388,

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195, “Postcards From Prague, On Site Drawings,” through June 8.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT — 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. “Spring Colors,” show and sale of 40-plus watercolors, oils, acrylics and collages by Civic Arts League members, through June 28.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 423-344-5643, “Monochrome & Variations,” through July.

GRAFFITI — 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. “Cock and Bull: The Paintings of Michael Holsomback and Ken Page,” through June 4.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER — 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. 706-629-2599, Harris Potters & Booth Art Guild exhibition, through May 30.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968.

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond,” exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum includes 100 works by 43 artsts, through Sunday, May 25.

“Art + Issues: Mapping a New World,” program on new and imagined worlds by Chattanooga Public Library assistant director Nate Hill, 6-7 p.m. May 29.

“Preface: An Introduction to Artists’ Books,” drawn from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, through June 15.

“Twenty Original American Etchings,” through summer.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214. “New Work — Year 40,” new work from 34 regional artists to celebrate gallery’s 40th anniversary year and introduce new members Denice Bizot (metal sculpture), Eugenia Johnston (painting), Eric Davidson (stone sculpture) and Irene Catlin (fiber), through May 29.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and by appointment. 423-493-0270, ext. 13. “Kitchen Tables: Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Chattanooga,” through July 18.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM — Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 423-236-2030, “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World,” permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, “In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing,” opens May 30.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM — Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 423-877-2525. Exhibit examines exploits of America’s heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 423-870-8924. “East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists,” through May 29.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3074. “From the Earth,” fine-art show by 25 local artisans, through May 30.

RINGGOLD ART AND FRAME — 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. 706-991-7533. “Far Horizons: A Study of the Skies” by North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through May 31.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 423-265-5033, ext. 5;

“Materials Intertwined,” by Kim Keats and Bernie Rowell, through May 31.

“Inside & Out,” steel botanical sculptures by Grace Cathey, May 30-June 30 inside; through May 2015 in Sculpture Garden. Opening reception and garden stroll with the artist, 6:30-8 p.m. May 30.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM — 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult (free on Saturdays in May). 706-861-2860,

Permanent display chronicles the “Fighting 6th” from 1861 to present and features soldier’s life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946).

“Over Here & Over There: Georgia & Georgians in WWII,” interactive traveling exhibit explores daily life on home front and battle front, through June 16.

THE ART CENTER — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144, “Celebration of Artisans: Southern Appalachian Artists Member Show,” through June 15.

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